Re: Changing labels in form fields?


Dave...
 

Tom,

I'm wondering now if JAWS is actually reading some underlying Alt text that
is coded into the application, and not the actual text on the screen? This
might explain why when you type what is there, it's not actually what's
being read by JAWS and therefore not being affected?

Dave Carlson
Tastefully composed and launched near the Pacific Ocean using a Dell
Latitude E6520, JAWS 14, and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Behler" <tombehler@gmail.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 15:31
Subject: Re: Changing labels in form fields?


Ted:

It's a ready-made data base, which is part of the problem.

I can't figure out how or why Jaws can read the labels if they are outside
of the main data entry field.

But, that seems to be the case, which is why it is so difficult to change
the label names.

Tom Behler: KB8TYJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisle, Ted (CHFS DMS)" <Ted.Lisle@ky.gov>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 9:15 AM
Subject: RE: Changing labels in form fields?


Tom, is this a ready-made database, or do you roll your own? I presume
it's the former. The only logging file I've ever used is one I cooked up
some years ago in an old DBF-compatible database and ported over to
Access, and I don't use it as often as I should. I know they have some
slick programs out there at little or no cost, so I'll be interested in
following this thread through to resolution.

Ted (KD4EXK)

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2013 4:40 PM
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Subject: Re: Changing labels in form fields?

That could very well be.

I may have to ask the designer of the software.

Tom Behler

----- Original Message -----
From: "George B" <gbmagoo@comcast.net>
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Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2013 3:06 PM
Subject: RE: Changing labels in form fields?


Well tom maybe the fields are locked and you can not change them

-----Original Message-----
From: Jfw [mailto:jfw-bounces@lists.the-jdh.com] On Behalf Of Tom
Behler
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2013 11:28
To: The Jaws for Windows support list.
Subject: Re: Changing labels in form fields?

Ann:

I tried that, but had no luck.

I found those instructions in the Jaws help files as well.

Tom Behler

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Byrne" <annakb@sbcglobal.net>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2013 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: Changing labels in form fields?


In Surf's Up, the instruction is for labeling forms in Html documents
such as web pages, so I don't know if that would work for your
program. It says to press insert+control+tab, type in the name you
want, and press enter.

Good luck!
At 07:59 AM 2/3/2013, you wrote:
Hi, everyone.

I am working with an amateur radio logging software program, and
have what I think is a pretty simple question:

How can I change the spoken labels for form fields?

The labels spoken in the software as it is now configured are a bit
cumbersome, and I want to customize them and make them shorter and
easier to identify as I tab from one data entry field to the next.

I have tried to find the answer in the Jaws help files, but have yet
to come up with a clear solution.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


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